Houston wants its helmets back

Posted by ESPN.com’s Graham Watson

Houston coach Kevin Sumlin is making an impassioned plea: Please return his player’s helmets.

Sumlin sent out a message via Twitter (@CoachSumlin) on Monday asking for the helmets of three players to be returned.

“Saturday night was fun, but it will be hard for 3 of our guys to play this week without their helmets. Please return, NO QUESTIONS ASKED.”

Receiver James Cleveland, offensive lineman Jordan Shoemaker and wide receiver A.J. Dugat all had their helmets snatched during the rush on the field after Saturday’s 29-28 come-from-behind win against Texas Tech.

The team does have spare helmets, but it would like to get its original helmets back to its players before leaving for this week’s game against UTEP.